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Amasa (son of Hadlai)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The chief of a family of Ephraimites (2 Chr 28:12). When the kingdom of Israel was victorious over the kingdom of Judah and took 200,000 captives from Judah to Samaria as spoil, Amasa was one of those who demanded that the captives be released rather than enslaved (2 Chr 28:8–15). He and other Ephraimite chiefs then clothed and fed the captives and returned them to their relatives (2 Chr 28:15).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amasa, Son of Hadlai
Amasa, Son of Hadlai (עֲמָשָׂא‎, amasa'). The chief of a family of Ephraimites (2 Chr 28:12). When the kingdom of Israel was victorious over the kingdom of Judah and took 200,000 captives from Judah to Samaria as spoil, Amasa was one of those who demanded that the captives be released rather than enslaved
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amasa (Person)
AMASA (PERSON) [Heb ʿămāśāʾ (עֲמָשָׂא‎)]. 1. Kinsman of David (2 Sam 19:14—Eng 19:13) whom Absalom appointed to replace Joab as commander of the army during his rebellion against David (2 Sam 17:25), a post Amasa retained after David’s return to power, only to be murdered by Joab in the early stages
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amasa
Amasa. 1. Son of Ithra (Jether) and David’s sister Abigal (2 Sm 17:25; 1 Chr 2:17, Abigail), and therefore David’s nephew. Amasa was a captain who supported Absalom in his rebellion against his father David. After Absalom was killed by David’s general, Joab, David pardoned Amasa and replaced Joab with
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amasa (son of Hadlai)
2. An Ephraimite, the son of Hadlai, who, obeying the words of the prophet Oded, refused to consider as captives the Judeans who had been taken from Ahaz king of Judah by the victorious Israelites under Pekah (2 Ch. 28:12).H. J. Wolf
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amasa
AMASA1. Son of Ithra (Jether) and David’s sister Abigail (2 Sm 17:25; 1 Chr 2:17), and therefore David’s nephew. Amasa was a captain who supported Absalom in his rebellion against his father, David. After Absalom was killed by David’s general Joab, David pardoned Amasa and replaced Joab with him (2
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amasa
Amasa (uh-may´suh; Heb., “to support, defend, protect”; cf. Isa. 46:3).1 The son of Abigail (sister or half sister of David) and Jether the Ishmaelite (1 Chron. 2:17). He was the cousin of Joab and his successor as military commander-in-chief, despite his defection to the rebelling Absalom (2 Sam. 17:25;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Amasa
AMASA1. Nephew of David, son of his sister Abigail and Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chr 2:13–17); cousin of Joab, son of Zeruiah, Abigail’s sister (2 Sam 17:25). After Absalom’s revolt failed, David forgave Amasa and made him captain of his forces in place of Joab (2 Sam 19:13). On the fall of Absalom, Sheba
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Amasa
AMASA 1. Son of Jether (or Ithra) an Ishshmaelite, and of David’s sister Abigail, Amasa commanded Absalom’s rebel army (2 Sa. 17:25), was defeated by Joab (2 Sa. 18:6–8), pardoned by David, and replaced Joab as commander of the army (2 Sa. 19:13). Taken off his guard, he was slain by the double-dealing
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amasa
Amasa (Heb. ʿămākāʾ)1. Kinsman of David (2 Sam. 19:13 [MT 14]) and son of either Ithra the Israelite (2 Sam. 17:25) or Jether the Ishmaelite (1 Chr. 2:17). During his rebellion against David, Absalom appointed Amasa as army commander (2 Sam. 17:25). After Absalom’s defeat, David appointed Amasa as
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amasa
Am´asa (a burden).1. Son of Ithra or Jether, by Abigail, David’s sister. 2 Sam. 17:25. He joined in Absalom’s rebellion, b.c. 1023, was appointed commander-in-chief, and suffered defeat by Joab. 2 Sam. 18:6. David, incensed against Joab for killing Absalom, forgave Amasa and appointed him Joab’s successor.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amasa
AM´ASA (amʹa-sa; “burden”).1. The son of Abigail, a sister of King David, by Jether, or Jithra (which see), an Ishmaelite (2 Sam. 17:25; 1 Kings 2:5, 32; 1 Chron. 2:17). His paternity probably led David to neglect him in comparison with the more honored sons of David’s other sister, Zeruiah. He joined
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